New York Times editor Dean Baquet has kidney tumor removed

New York Times editor Dean Baquet has kidney tumor removed

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Los Angeles Times Editor Dean Baquet listens to a question after addressing the Associated Press Managing Editors conference in New Orleans Thursday Oct. 26,2006. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)

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Posted on June 16, 2014 at 9:41 AM

NEW YORK (AP) -- New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet, a New Orleans native, says he had successful surgery over the weekend to remove a malignant tumor from his kidney.
 
The paper says Baquet told staff in an email Monday that he will spend about week recovering before returning to the newsroom.
 
According to the Times (http://nyti.ms/1lyFMsr ), Baquet says doctors discovered the tumor Thursday and felt it required "immediate attention."
 
The 57-year-old Baquet says doctors have given him "an excellent prognosis."
 
He had been elevated to executive editor following the abrupt dismissal of Jill Abramson last month.
 
Harvard University announced last week that Abramson will teach undergraduate courses on narrative nonfiction in the fall and spring semesters.
 

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